While Mayank Agarwal has been announced as the replacement for Rohit in ODIs, Prithvi Shaw makes a comeback into the Test squad.
BCCI has announced that Mayank Agarwal will be replacing Rohit in the ODI series against New Zealand. Mayank, who is already in New Zealand playing for India A team, is likely to make his debut alongside Prithvi Shaw in the first ODI on Wednesday.
Ahead of the ODI series, it is reported that Virat Kohli has confirmed that Rahul will bat in middle-order. It means that Rishabh Pant might not be a part of the limited-overs eleven at least in the near future.
In the Test squad that was announced, Prithvi Shaw has made a comeback in the longer format. Shubman Gill is picked as the replacement for Rohit Sharma. Navdeep Saini has earned his maiden Test call-up in the seventeen member squad that was announced.
Kuldeep Yadav was not selected for the two-match series with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja retaining their spots.
Ishant Sharma, who is still recovering from injury, is also selected. However BCCI has mentioned that it is subject to fitness clearance.
India’s Test squad: Virat (Capt), Mayank, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman, Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), R. Ashwin, R. Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma (subject to fitness clearance).